2016 Mark Ryan Dead Horse
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JD 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 93
  • WA 93
  • VN 92

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$48.94

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Reg: $59.94

$48.94

This product is
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JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, April 2019
The inky colored 2016 Dead Horse (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot) comes all from Red Mountain and it has the more savory, mineral-style of that terroir front and center. Cassis... expand The inky colored 2016 Dead Horse (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot) comes all from Red Mountain and it has the more savory, mineral-style of that terroir front and center. Cassis, toasted spice, dried earth, and lead pencil notes all flow to a full-bodied, concentrated, yet elegant Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right. Even with the Red Mountain structure, it has plenty of upfront charm, which is common from this great vintage. Ideally, it will be given 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades. collapse
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
Dark stony aromas with redcurrants and cherries that lead to a very fluid, polished and even-paced palate. Long, enduring dark-fruit flavors here; this has handsomely balanced style.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, July 2019
Polished and well-knit, featuring a sleek backbone of lively tannins and acidity, layered with bright black cherry, mocha and toasted spice flavors that build richness toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028... expand Polished and well-knit, featuring a sleek backbone of lively tannins and acidity, layered with bright black cherry, mocha and toasted spice flavors that build richness toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028. 2,500 cases made. — TF collapse
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2019
The 2016 Dead Horse Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It jumps from the glass with classic Cabernet aromas of blackberry, crème de cassis and... expand The 2016 Dead Horse Ciel du Cheval Vineyard is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It jumps from the glass with classic Cabernet aromas of blackberry, crème de cassis and soft savory spices with a beautiful dusty essence of crushed rock. With a clear focus on quality and balance, the complexity lingers with depth on the full-bodied palate, showing a structured wine. Ending with a long, dusty finish, the minerality and freshness of fruit combine with oak tones so the drinker may experience the power and elegance of this wine. Count me as a fan. - Anthony Mueller collapse
VN 92
Vinous, December 2019
Good ruby-red. Classic varietal scents of cassis, blackberry, violet and tobacco leaf, plus coffee and mocha notes from the new oak. At once deep and refined, spreading out to coat the palate with flavors of dark fruits... expand Good ruby-red. Classic varietal scents of cassis, blackberry, violet and tobacco leaf, plus coffee and mocha notes from the new oak. At once deep and refined, spreading out to coat the palate with flavors of dark fruits, herbs, spices and black olive. Very little in the way of obvious pyrazines here. Finishes with suave tannins and lingering notes of berries and mocha. (14.8% alcohol; from numerous Red Mountain sites; aged in 58% new thin-staved barrels) -- Stephen Tanzer collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork